It’s not just the museums that give you a glimpse of the old Egypt. The wonderfully exotic marketplaces or souks have their own stories to tell. The most famous of them all is the Khan el-Khalili market in Cairo, where you’ll find everything from boutiques to perfumeries, coffee shops and trinket sellers. The same city is also where you can check out the Birqash Camel Market, Tent Market and Souk al Fustat.
For truly local flavours, make your way to the Luxor open air souk — where aromatics fill the air and natives go about their regular shopping. It is here that you’ll get to witness the beauty of Egypt unfiltered.